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Albert Salomon
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Born in Germany
Year of Discovery: 1913
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Breast Cancer Pioneeer -
Was the First Person to Use X-rays to Study Breast Cancer

Albert Salomon, a surgeon in Berlin, Germany, was the first to use the X-ray to study breast cancer and is considered the inventor of breast radiology. He used a series of X-ray images and studied them alongside the actual breast tissue that had been removed from 3,000 mastectomy patients. With a keen eye for detail at the cellular level, Salomon was able to distinguish the difference between cancerous and noncancerous tumors, thereby successfully detecting breast cancer. The X-ray images also allowed Salomon to determine that there are multiple types of breast cancer. In his detailed findings, published in 1913, he wrote, "Roentgen photographs of excised breast specimens give a demonstrable overview of the form and spread of cancerous tumors." (Roentgenology is radiology using X-rays, named after the discoverer of X-rays, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen) His meticulous descriptions of cancerous tissues are still relied upon by physicians today.

Although the scientific community was both impressed and intrigued by Salomon's work, he never used the diagnostic technique in his own practice. Ultimately, his lifesaving discoveries would not be applied clinically until decades later.
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Introduction
Links to More Information About the Scientist
Key Insight
Key Experiment or Research
Key Contributors
Quotes by the Scientist
Quotes About the Scientist
Anecdotes
Fun Trivia About The Science
The Science Behind the Discovery
Personal Information
Science Discovery Timeline
Recommended Books About the Science
Books by the Scientist
Books About the Scientist
Awards
Major Academic Papers
Curriculum Vitae
Links to Science and Related Information on the Subject
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Links to More About the Scientist & the Science

The practice of mammography, by Dronkers, referencing Salomon's research:

faqs.org article on mammography, referencing Salomon's research:
http://www.faqs.org/health/topics/11/Mammography.html

discoveriesinmedicine.com article on mammography, referencing Salomon's research:
http://www.discoveriesinmedicine.com/Hu-Mor/Mammography.html




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Key Experiments or Research

 



Key Contributors

The Team
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Lifesavers:

Mammograms


Stafford Warren
A pioneer in breast cancer surgery, using fluoroscopes to distinguish cancerous tissue.
Charles Gros
His techniques greatly enhanced mammogram's effectiveness.
Raul Leborgne
His breast compression technique enhanced mammogram images.
Jacob Gershon-Cohen
First advocate for using mammograms to detect breast cancer.
Walter Vogel
He refined mammograms to enhance breast cancer diagnosis.



Quotes by the Scientist




Quotes About the Scientist




Anecdotes




Fun Trivia About the Science




The Science Behind the Discovery



Personal Information



Scientific Discovery Timeline




Recommended Books About the Science




Books by the Scientist




Books About the Scientist

 



Awards




Major Academic Papers Written by the Scientist



Curriculum Vitae



Links to Information on the Science





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